Table 2-10: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2000

Table 2-10: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incidents: 2000

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State Number of grade crossings Incidents Fatalities Injuries
Alabama 5,418 95 10 39
Alaska 336 7 0 0
Arizona 1,628 29 8 13
Arkansas 4,655 115 27 36
California 12,775 174 27 54
Colorado 3,271 36 6 8
Connecticut 624 8 2 0
Delaware 456 10 0 7
District of Columbia 42 2 0 0
Florida 5,324 86 15 67
Georgia 8,453 128 10 38
Hawaii 8 0 0 0
Idaho 2,645 33 11 1
Illinois 13,916 217 31 68
Indiana 9,129 194 23 55
Iowa 9,317 109 6 31
Kansas 10,756 67 11 18
Kentucky 5,037 69 5 20
Louisiana 6,726 181 14 88
Maine 1,680 8 1 1
Maryland 1,390 19 1 2
Massachusetts 1,679 12 1 4
Michigan 8,028 134 13 51
Minnesota 8,219 91 6 40
Mississippi 4,850 113 15 44
Missouri 8,001 88 17 27
Montana 3,514 24 1 2
Nebraska 6,575 55 7 14
Nevada 571 2 0 0
New Hampshire 637 3 0 0
New Jersey 2,493 36 5 10
New Mexico 1,355 17 0 11
New York 6,216 41 5 14
North Carolina 7,813 113 14 25
North Dakota 6,343 17 6 2
Ohio 9,633 148 15 38
Oklahoma 5,913 89 12 47
Oregon 5,213 30 0 13
Pennsylvania 8,946 69 8 17
Rhode Island 189 0 0 0
South Carolina 4,270 80 10 24
South Dakota 3,495 11 0 5
Tennessee 5,062 90 8 26
Texas 18,289 388 52 164
Utah 1,755 18 2 7
Vermont 1,192 2 0 0
Virginia 4,829 54 3 21
Washington 5,749 45 1 10
West Virginia 3,632 20 1 8
Wisconsin 7,043 122 15 49
Wyoming 1,151 3 0 0
United States 256,241 3,502 425 1,219

NOTE: Any impact, regardless of severity, between railroad on-track equipment and any user of a public or private crossing site must be reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration on Form F 6180.57. The crossing site includes sidewalks and pathways at, or associated with, the crossing. Counts of fatalities and injuries include motor vehicle occupants, people not in vehicles or on the trains, as well as people on the train or railroad equipment.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2000, Washington, DC: 2001, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/ as of Oct. 22, 2001.